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impossible, if you're a political science major at any university, to take a course in the federalist papers--or in law school school, for that matter. you'd think law school would be interested in finding out what the founders really thought. but, no, there are no courses in the federalist papers, or at least not many, either in law schools or in political science departments. c-span: why do you think--let--what's--how important were the federalist papers? >> guest: well, i think if you want to understand the political philosophy of the founders, they're very important. i mean, what else do you have to go by? you have to go by the arguments that they proposed for the ratification of the constitution. i mean, this was their explanation of why the constitution should be adopted. you have the debates of the constitutional convention, plus the federalist papers, plus, i guess, the ratification proceedings in the various states. but the federalist papers are so brilliantly written, largely by madison, some by jay, and are full of so much political wisdom that i really feel that as part of a--an
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